On Thanksgiving, Tomi Lahren shared a “food for thought” tweet that included an image of Colin Kaepernick digitally inserted into a photo of D-Day. Kaepernick was kneeling to illustrate her point yet again that what he’s been doing is unpatriotic and disrespectful to the American flag.
Food for thought. pic.twitter.com/2ita0blH0O— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) November 23, 2017
But the Fox News contributor couldn’t have shared this at the worst time. Kaepernick, who GQ named Citizen of the Year, has since become an inspiration for NFL activism and national anthem protests. And Twitter felt strongly about her attempt of putting down Kaepernick and went in.
This is literally the worst tweet I have ever seen https://t.co/r9RDB0qlba— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) November 23, 2017
The day you have a thought is the day Earth crashes into the Sun. Meanwhile, a live feed of your TL. pic.twitter.com/Xv2Zs1QC2D— dolores quintana (@doloresquintana) November 23, 2017
This is disrespectful.— Mike Denison (@mikd33) November 24, 2017
I think you know by now the NFL protests have nothing whatsoever to do with the military. Why do you insist on pretending they do?— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) November 23, 2017
.@TomiLahren, please remind us in which branch of the military you served. Can’t seem to find any record of your distinguished career in uniform.— Jon Zal (@OfficialJonZal) November 23, 2017
PS: Are you still on your parents’ health insurance? #ThanksObama https://t.co/iG3DimrMB3
He's done more for America than you have. pic.twitter.com/Ujd93x47AU— Lori 🎁 (@seagal_lori) November 23, 2017
You disrespect the memory of those who fought and died that day by using this image to make your petty and mistaken political point.— John King (@johnkingaustin) November 24, 2017
This does not qualify as an actual thought— Andie Main (@andiemain) November 23, 2017
And your service to America has been exactly what? Whining?— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) November 24, 2017
As a veteran I don't feel disrespected by those who kneel to protest injustice. I do feel disrespected by Trump pissing on the Constitution.— She persisted (@CaseyHinds) November 23, 2017
One- those guys fought to protect our right to protest, two- kneeling is a sign of respect, three- it's kind of disrespectful to manipulate and use the images of soldiers fighting and dying just to encourage further incivility at dinner tables across the county.— Just Jes (@Just_Jes) November 23, 2017
It’s thanksgiving, give us a break with your hate mongering bullshit and go be with loved ones if you have anyone who stands being around you.— Mohanad Elshieky (@MohanadElshieky) November 23, 2017
Tami just got roasted on Thanksgiving. Well done.— andy lassner (@andylassner) November 23, 2017
Lahren went viral last year for her “Final Thoughts” segment on The Blaze when she vehemently condemned Kaepernick for his message.
“What’s your contribution? Sitting there like a fool? What’s selfish is you, buddy. And what’s your message to black kids, to people of color? That their biggest contribution to justice and self-fulfillment is to parade around with a chip on their shoulder like a victim?
“Colin, how dare you sit there and blame white people for the problems in the minority communities? After all, aren’t you half white? Didn’t two white parents adopt you after yours weren’t willing to raise you? For a racist and horrible country filled with racist and horrible white people, that’s really something, isn’t it?”
She’s not going to stop anytime soon, but judging from this reaction, it looks people have had enough.